[IPython-dev] Patch for IPython with color on windows
gb at cs.unc.edu
Mon Jun 2 13:37:57 CDT 2003
I have attached a patch that, along with my readline package, will make
IPython function in glorious color, with completion, line editing,
history on Windows (only tested on XP).
I don't *think* these changes impact other ports but I certainly could
be wrong since I haven't tested anywhere else.
Most of the changes are of the form:
- print header,output,
+ print >>ColorTerm.out, header,output,
These send prints that could contain color escapes explicitly to a file
object instead of relying on sys.stdout. ColorTerm.out and
ColorTerm.err are initialized to sys.stdout and sys.stderr, so
everything should work the same. On Windows, a user may optionally
include the following in his IPYTHONDIR
'''Turn on the translation of ANSI color escapes for Windows'''
out = readline.GetOutputFile()
IPython.genutils.ColorTerm.out = out
IPython.genutils.ColorTerm.err = out
and this line in ipythonrc.ini
To translate ANSI color escapes into the proper colors on the Windows
console. Without this it will work fine without color.
The second change included in these patches makes "less" work properly
as the pager on Windows. I'm using the cygwin port of less. It doesn't
want to work properly with popen2 so I added a clause to "page" in
genutils to make it page from a file.
The third change is the result of our previous exchange on getting \
escapes to work. This variant seems to work fine.
I'll be happy to help in any way I can to get these or some better
variant into IPython.
My readline code is now available via CVS from
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